Manitoba NDP Wraps Successful 2018 Convention

Brandon, MB - The Manitoba NDP 2018 Convention wrapped up today as delegates met in Brandon to focus on building towards the 2020 election and making Brian Pallister a one-term premier.

Throughout Convention 2018, delegates expressed opposition to Pallister’s heath care and education cuts that hurt Manitoba families and seniors. Resolutions were passed rejecting two-tier American-style privatized health care, calling for improved support for those dealing with addictions and mental health, condemning Pallister’s plan to close emergency rooms and urgent care centres and supporting a national universal pharmacare program.

Convention 2018 Dinner

Last week we announced Ryan Meili, the newly elected leader of the Saskatchewan NDP, will be our guest speaker at our Convention Dinner on Saturday, May 5 in Brandon!

Ryan Meili is a family doctor, teacher, community builder, and the MLA for Saskatoon Meewasin. For years, he has worked to build healthier communities across Saskatchewan and around the world. He is a passionate advocate for smart, fair, and forward-thinking policy that recognizes that we all do better when everyone has a chance to succeed.

NDP Takes Action to Protect Renters

Winnipeg, MB – Today the Manitoba NDP caucus took action to protect affordability for renters in Manitoba.

NDP Leader Wab Kinew announced that Bill 12, introduced by the government in March of 2018, will be delayed until the legislature returns in the fall. Currently, renters have the right to object to rent increases of any amount for good cause, such as a failure by the landlord to maintain their unit or building. Bill 12 would strip many renters of that right. If it is passed, only renters who are facing an increase that exceeds a specific amount will be able to object.